The Outsiders Chapter 1 And 5 : Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Why doesn't Ponyboy live with his mom and dad?

    • A.

      He doesn't get along with them

    • B.

      They died in an auto wreck

    • C.

      He chose to live with other relatives

    Correct Answer
    B. They died in an auto wreck
    Explanation
    Ponyboy doesn't live with his mom and dad because they died in an auto wreck.

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  • 2. 

    Which member of the greasers was in jail at 10 years old?

    • A.

      Dallas

    • B.

      Two-Bit Matthews

    • C.

      Darry

    Correct Answer
    A. Dallas
    Explanation
    Dallas being in jail at 10 years old suggests that he had a troubled childhood and engaged in criminal activities from a young age. This information provides insight into Dallas' character and helps to explain his rebellious and tough demeanor as a member of the greasers. It also adds depth to his backstory and highlights the challenges he faced growing up.

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  • 3. 

    Who works at the gas station?

    • A.

      Ponyboy and Darry

    • B.

      Two-Bit and Dallas

    • C.

      Steve and Sodapop

    Correct Answer
    C. Steve and Sodapop
    Explanation
    Steve and Sodapop work at the gas station.

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  • 4. 

    When he is talking to Cherry, what does Ponyboy say separates greasers and Socs?

    • A.

      Money

    • B.

      Location

    • C.

      Feelings

    Correct Answer
    A. Money
    Explanation
    Ponyboy says that money is what separates greasers and Socs. This implies that the main difference between the two social groups is their socioeconomic status. Greasers, who are from lower-income backgrounds, struggle financially and have limited access to resources, while Socs, who come from wealthier families, have more financial stability and privilege. This economic disparity contributes to the social divide and tension between the two groups.

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  • 5. 

    Why is it surprising that Ponyboy talks so much with Cherry?

    • A.

      He already has a girlfriend

    • B.

      He is usually quiet

    • C.

      He know Darry will be angry if he finds out

    Correct Answer
    B. He is usually quiet
    Explanation
    It is surprising that Ponyboy talks so much with Cherry because he is usually quiet. This suggests that there is something about Cherry that makes him comfortable enough to open up and engage in conversation. Since Ponyboy is typically reserved, his willingness to talk to Cherry indicates a level of trust and connection between them.

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  • 6. 

    Why is Johnny so jumpy when he sees the blue mustang?

    • A.

      He thinks it is his father coming to get him

    • B.

      He is naturally very jumpy

    • C.

      That is the car driven by the Socs who beat him up

    Correct Answer
    C. That is the car driven by the Socs who beat him up
    Explanation
    Johnny is jumpy when he sees the blue mustang because he associates it with the Socs who previously beat him up. The car serves as a reminder of the traumatic event and triggers his fear and anxiety.

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  • 7. 

    Who was Mickey Mouse?

    • A.

      Soda's horse

    • B.

      Soda's puppy

    • C.

      Soda's car

    Correct Answer
    A. Soda's horse
    Explanation
    Mickey Mouse was not Soda's puppy or car. He is a well-known cartoon character created by Walt Disney, and he is famously associated with being a horse.

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  • 8. 

    In Ponyboy's fantasy, where would there be "plain, ordinary people"?

    • A.

      The city

    • B.

      The country

    • C.

      The suburbs

    Correct Answer
    B. The country
    Explanation
    In Ponyboy's fantasy, there would be "plain, ordinary people" in the country. This suggests that Ponyboy idealizes a simple and uncomplicated life, away from the hustle and bustle of the city or the monotony of the suburbs. He envisions a rural setting where people lead ordinary lives, free from the complexities and pressures of urban or suburban living. This preference for the country reflects Ponyboy's desire for a more peaceful and authentic existence.

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  • 9. 

    According to Bob, what is a greaser?

    • A.

      White trash with long hair

    • B.

      White trash without a car

    • C.

      White trash in need of a bath

    Correct Answer
    A. White trash with long hair
    Explanation
    The term "greaser" is often used to refer to a person, typically a young man, who belongs to a lower socio-economic class and is associated with a rebellious or non-conformist lifestyle. In this context, the term "white trash" is used to further emphasize the low social status of the individual. The mention of "long hair" suggests that greasers are characterized by their hairstyle, which is often associated with a more rugged or unconventional appearance.

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  • 10. 

    What does Johnny do to protect Ponyboy?

    • A.

      He runs to the police

    • B.

      He threatens Bob

    • C.

      He kills Bob

    Correct Answer
    C. He kills Bob
    Explanation
    Johnny kills Bob to protect Ponyboy. By doing so, he eliminates the immediate threat to Ponyboy's life. Johnny's action can be seen as a desperate act of self-defense, as Bob and his friends were attacking Ponyboy and Johnny. Although taking a life is a drastic measure, Johnny's intention was to protect his friend and himself from further harm.

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  • 11. 

    Where do Ponyboy and Johnny hide out?

    • A.

      In a school

    • B.

      In a church

    • C.

      In a railroad car

    Correct Answer
    B. In a church
    Explanation
    Ponyboy and Johnny hide out in a church. This is evident from the context of the question where the options given are different locations, and the correct answer is specifically mentioned as a church.

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  • 12. 

    What special item does Johnny buy for Ponyboy when he buys supplies?

    • A.

      His favorite food-baloney

    • B.

      A book he has been wanting to read

    • C.

      Shampoo

    Correct Answer
    B. A book he has been wanting to read
    Explanation
    Johnny buys a book for Ponyboy because it is mentioned in the question that it is a special item. Additionally, the question states that Johnny buys supplies, which implies that the item he buys is related to the supplies. Out of the given options, a book is the most logical item that can be considered a special item and is related to supplies.

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  • 13. 

    What is Ponyboy's pride?

    • A.

      Dally's jacket

    • B.

      His madras shirt

    • C.

      His hair

    Correct Answer
    C. His hair
    Explanation
    Ponyboy's pride is his hair because throughout the book "The Outsiders," Ponyboy takes great pride in his appearance and specifically mentions his hair multiple times. He describes his hair as his trademark and states that it is a symbol of his individuality. Ponyboy's hair is a source of confidence for him and represents his rebellious nature, making it a significant aspect of his identity and pride.

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  • 14. 

    When can Ponyboy finally relax at the church?

    • A.

      After he reads his book

    • B.

      After Johnny cuts his hair

    • C.

      After he cries

    Correct Answer
    C. After he cries
    Explanation
    Ponyboy can finally relax at the church after he cries. This suggests that crying serves as a release for him, allowing him to let go of his emotions and find some relief. It implies that Ponyboy has been holding in his feelings and once he expresses them through tears, he can finally find a sense of peace and relaxation.

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  • 15. 

    Who is the "spy" for the greasers?

    • A.

      Two-bit

    • B.

      Cherry

    • C.

      Tim Shepard

    Correct Answer
    B. Cherry
    Explanation
    Cherry is the "spy" for the greasers because she is a Soc who secretly associates with the greasers. She provides information about the Socs to the greasers, helping them stay one step ahead in their rivalry. This is evident when Cherry warns the greasers about the Socs' plan to jump them at the rumble. Her role as a spy showcases the complex dynamics and blurred lines between the two social groups in the novel.

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  • 16. 

    Who is the narrator of the story?

    • A.

      Ponyboy

    • B.

      Sodapop

    • C.

      Dallas

    Correct Answer
    A. Ponyboy
    Explanation
    Ponyboy is the narrator of the story because he is the one telling the events and sharing his thoughts and feelings throughout the narrative.

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  • 17. 

    Who gives Johnny and Ponyboy directions to a hideout, a gun, and money after the murder?

    • A.

      Two-Bit

    • B.

      Dallas

    • C.

      Sodapop

    Correct Answer
    B. Dallas
    Explanation
    Dallas gives Johnny and Ponyboy directions to a hideout, a gun, and money after the murder.

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  • 18. 

    Who is considered the "pet" of the greaser gang?

    • A.

      Johnny

    • B.

      Cherry Valance

    • C.

      Sodapop

    Correct Answer
    A. Johnny
    Explanation
    Johnny is considered the "pet" of the greaser gang because he is the youngest and most vulnerable member. He is often protected and looked after by the other gang members, who see him as innocent and in need of their support. Johnny's timid nature and his close relationship with the gang's leader, Ponyboy, further solidify his role as the "pet" of the group.

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  • 19. 

    Who is good-looking and dropped out of high school?

    • A.

      Johnny

    • B.

      Bob

    • C.

      Sodapop

    Correct Answer
    C. Sodapop
    Explanation
    Sodapop is the correct answer because he is described as good-looking and also dropped out of high school. This suggests that Sodapop possesses both of these qualities.

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